In a recent Forbes article titled “This $12 Billion Company Is Getting Rich Off Students Cheating Their Way Through Covid,” Susan Adams introduces her readers to Chegg, the most valuable edtech company in America. Chegg’s capabilities to assist students with cheating are so well known that Ms. Adams reports that students refer to the act of accessing Chegg’s website as “chegging.”
Google the term “Higher Ed predictions 2021,” and Google’s search engine indicates that there are about 398,000,000 results. Fortunately, Google attempts to put the most relevant search results on the first page, and 10 appears to be the number that can fit in Google’s listing format. I decided to summarize a few.
After posting my review of Dr. Michelle Weise’s book, Long Life Learning, I thought about the companies that she mentioned and decided to research them through their websites and provide a summary. Where possible, I’ve organized them in line with the ecosystem principles that Dr. Weise calls for developing.
Given Dr. Weise’s background as an English professor, it is not a surprise that the title of her book, Long Life Learning, is a clever play on the more familiar term, Life-Long Learning.
Yesterday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced additions to the data available to consumers and researchers using the College Scorecard. Some of the changes announced include the average earnings two years after graduation based on field of study, the amount of Parent PLUS loans borrowed by parents of students to pay for their child to attend an institution, and the amount of loans borrowed at previous institutions attended for students who transfer.
On behalf of the World Economic Forum, global marketing research firm Ipsos surveyed 27,500 adults in 29 countries on how they see higher education being delivered in five years.
I follow NYU business school professor and serial entrepreneur Scott Galloway on Twitter and through his blog, No Mercy/No Malice. When he posted that he had written a new book, ‘Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity,’ I ordered it, just in time to read over the Thanksgiving holiday.